Michel Freikman (a post-doc at Ariel University) and Kristina Reed (doctoral student at BIU) are organizing a conference entitled: “Monumentality in the Landscape”, which will be held at Bar-Ilan University and Ariel University on October 30-31, 2019. The RIAB Minerva Center will be a co-sponsor of the conference.
The conference plans to deal with issues related to the understanding of monumental
architecture in the context of the surrounding landscape. Topics related to the issue
include: degree of visibility of monuments in the ancient landscape and what the ways
are for a modern researcher to understand it, propaganda, ideology, and mythology
reflected through the prism of the monument, how a monument changes the landscape
around it, the phenomenon of nature as a focal point for ritual activity, and other topics
related to this field of study. This conference invites papers on a wide range of periods
from Prehistory to Ottoman.
Here is the call for papers for this very interesting conference: Monumentality in the Landscape Call 2019